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Made possible by Smedley’s Engineers, Industry Icon, is a series dedicated to honouring the unsung heroes of the commercial road transport industry.

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  • The coolest job of all

    May 2018

    The coolest job of all

    For Ken Cowell, a six-week work experience placement at Volvo Trucks Australia in 1979 sparked the start of an exciting and illustrious career in commercial road transport that has endured for almost 40 years.

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  • Designs for living

    April 2018

    Designs for living

    After 50 years working in the transport industry, Noel Beavis, former Head Engineer at Hamelex White, looks back on a successful career with fondness.

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  • By the numbers

    March 2018

    By the numbers

    Bob Edwards of consultancy firm, Transport and Engineering Management, has worked on improving road safety and fleet productivity for over 50 years.

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  • An industry stable

    February 2018

    An industry stable

    Having made a significant contribution to the way Australian commercial road transport looks today, it comes as a surprise that Holmwood Highgate co-Founder, Alex Stables, says he ended up in the industry ‘by default’.

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  • Tanker technique

    December 2017

    Tanker technique

    Gary Byford of Byford Equipment has been at the forefront of innovative tanker designs throughout 50 years in Australia’s commercial road transport industry by always putting the customer first.

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  • Down to details

    November 2017

    Down to details

    The grand changes to the transport industry are what seem to capture the headlines, but for PACCAR Senior Design Engineer, Ngee Chong, the little details are just as important.

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